Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Kamtza and Bar Kamtza, Part II


Continuing the story of Kamtza and Bar Kamtza from yesterday:

"Bar Kamtza said: I will pay for half of your feast!

"The host said: No.

"Bar Kamtza said: I will pay for your entire feast!

"The host said: No. He grabbed Bar Kamtza by the hand, picked him up and removed him. [Worth noting - He delegated invitations of friends to a servant, but handled the eviction of his enemy himself.]

"Bar Kamtza said: Since the Sages were sitting there and they did not protest, I see that this treatment is appropriate in their eyes! I will spread a harmful rumor about them to the palace."

(to be continued)

(Talmud, Gittin 56a)

המצפה לישועה,

1 comment:

  1. Here were raised the intelligent and important questions - but they were asked about the literal meaning (פשט) of the legend - and this causes disaster!

    We MUST DECRYPT the literal meaning of the legends of the Talmud!

    Kamtza and Bar Kamtza - who are they really???

    The answer is here (in Hebrew):
    or (with some additions):

    The true meaning of the Sinat Chinam concept is explained in the document called
    חמישה קטעים על המילה בריון
    on this site: